Maine gubernatorial election, 1944

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1944
← 1942 September 11, 1944 1946 →
Nominee Horace Hildreth Paul J. Jullien
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 131,849 55,781
Percentage 70.27% 29.73%

County results
  Counties won by Jullien
  Counties won by Hildreth

Governor before election

Sumner Sewall

Elected Governor

Horace A. Hildreth

The 1944 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 11, 1944. Incumbent Republican Governor Sumner Sewall, was term limited and could not seek re-election. Republican Maine Senate President Horace A. Hildreth faced off against Democrat Paul J. Jullien, and defeated him in one of the most lopsided elections in Maine history.


1944 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Horace A. Hildreth 131,849 70.27% -
Democratic Paul J. Jullien 55,781 29.73% -
Majority 76,068 40.54%